Christians' wariness of Morsi

July 17, 2012

President Mohamed Morsi’s decision to reinstate the dissolved parliament has set off a firestorm of debate in Egypt. Is Morsi fighting for full democracy against a military regime? Or is he trying to institute a full Islamist takeover of government? Christians worry about the second possibility.

“There are attempts to take control of all state institutions,” said Karam Ghobrial, an activist with the Coalition of Egypt’s Copts, “and the biggest proof is Morsi’s decision to bring back parliament.” Ghobrial is one of many lawyers who filed an injunction against the president’s ruling. . . . Read more in Casper's online-only feature for the Century